Positive Aging Conference: Sarasota, Florida, February 2014

Positive Aging PAC14-04I was honored to be asked to speak at the Positive Aging Conference for the third time in its 7 year run so far. I love the very concept behind the event: the newwrinkle, if you will, that aging is a positive thing.

345 people were in attendance at the 3 day event in February. It was an amazing turnout. There were quite a few equally amazing discussions and workshops offered. A few titles that show the breadth of the presentations:

  • Lifelong Learning on Positive Aging
  • How to Use Technology for a Positive Aging Experience
  • Purpose and Fulfillment in Mid and Later Life
  • Gray is Green: Positive Presence of Earth Elders
  • Give it Forward: An Innovative Approach to Legacy
  • Sex, Sleep and Sanity: Three Wellness Essentials

I applaud the innovative thinking behind the conference structure. Not only was there the regular fare of keynote speakers, workshops, and panels, but there weregraphic facilitation, off-site workshops, and a World Café. Local talent from theRingling School of Design captured the essence of the event with graphic recording. It was very powerful stuff indeed.

Of course, the event was also covered by local media. You can see the resultsherehere, and here!

PAC pic L and M2014-02-11 17.53.35It was such a pleasure speaking at the event about my own passion. The audience was gracious and interested in creating a new paradigm. My message of building community to change the way we age in society was perfectly suited to the event. I can only hope that attendees got as much out of the event as I got by presenting.

The Institute for the Ages, the organization behind the Positive Aging Conference, is doing good work for our communities. This conference is just one of the many ways our generation can have our voices heard. We can create a reality and a future that is collaborative, innovative, and positive; but only if we work together. The Positive Aging Conference will return to Sarasota in February 2015. Put it on your calendars now and be part of this movement to reshape aging in America.

Do you want to know more about the Positive Aging Conference, the Institute for the Ages, and my role in the event? Contact me through my website or join the conversation over at Facebook.

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